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2021 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2021 RAM 3500 Review

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2021 Jeep
Gladiator

MSRP*: $34,040 to $44,320
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2021 RAM
3500

MSRP*: $36,880 to $68,895
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Invoice* $33,427 to $42,308 $34,831 to $64,265
MPG - City 16 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 23 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 3 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 35.5 ft3 57.5 - 74.9 ft3
Engine V-6 V-8
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 285 hp 410 hp
Towing Capacity 6,000 - 7,650 lbs 19,410 - 20,940 lbs
Exterior Length 218.0 in 232.0 - 260.8 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 79.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 40.2 - 43.1 in
Head Room Front 42.8 in
Rear 42.8 in
Front 39.8 - 40.9 in
Rear 39.8 - 40.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Jeep Gladiator offers a bit more room for passengers in the extended cab than the RAM 3500. The Jeep Gladiator will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 3500.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Jeep Gladiator is a better financial choice over the RAM 3500, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Jeep Gladiator carries a much lower Destination Charge than the RAM 3500.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Gladiator is much slimmer than the RAM 3500, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Jeep Gladiator, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the RAM 3500.

Handling
The Jeep Gladiator has a significantly smaller turning radius than the RAM 3500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 3500 is clearly the choice over the Jeep Gladiator for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Gladiator is clearly outclassed by the RAM 3500.

Powertrain
The Jeep Gladiator offers much less torque than the RAM 3500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Jeep Gladiator has less seating than the RAM 3500, making the RAM 3500 the better choice if you often have passengers. The RAM 3500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Jeep Gladiator.

Warranty
The Jeep Gladiator comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 3500.